The Young Ones

For the benefit of any lawyers reading this, I think it best to point out that this is not a Cliff Richard reference! When people think...

None Shall Pass

If you have ever been stuck behind a caravan on a B road during the Summer holidays, you will understand why this is the unofficial motto...

Art Fraud - Go Big or Go Home

Following on from my last posting A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing and Susan Grossey's post in her excellent 'I hate Money...

Mr Snuggles is Missing

Given the recent surge in dognapping cases, I thought this might provide an interesting take on how fraudsters and other criminals...

Its a bugs life

I met Richard, an ex-colleague for a chat the other day; he had heard that I had hung up my boots and wanted to hear it from the horse's...

Flattery will get you everywhere

Having given up my previous 'career' as a fraudster I've resigned myself to working for not very much money doing a job that I find...

Good Guys v Bad Guys

I sometimes sit back and reflect on the fact that I was comparatively lucky in my ‘career’, inasmuch I was never convicted; however, if...

Contactless

I’m aware that the expression ‘contactless’ best describes the physical relationship many of us have with our partners, however, on this...

Target Identification

Given the huge decline in travel abroad at present, I was going to resist publishing this post, however, the principles remain true. As...

Working with the bad guys

Since I began publishing this blog I've had a great deal of very positive feedback along the lines of 'why didn't anyone tell me about...

The Taxman Cometh

We are all creatures of habit and routine and normally that is a good thing. As a child I recall the sound of leather on Brian Close...

You will like this - but not a lot

Not all magicians wear dinner jackets, are accompanied by sequinned attractive assistants and carry top hats from which they produce live...

The enemy within

My last post regarding Boiler Rooms generated a great deal more interest than I had imagined it would. I'm grateful for your observations...

Supply and Demand

The law of supply and demand is the central plank of many businesses. It’s pointless having a supply if there is no demand, and when one...

The Road to Damascus

I’ve mentioned briefly that, my parents had been scammed, and as a result, I had been forced to admit to myself the degree of misery I...

Everyone wants to be loved

This has never been my ‘thing,’ though I know a few guys who make an absolute fortune from this. While all types of fraud bear the risk...

A little bit about me

Someone I met asked me to give him some insight into ‘the world of the fraudster. We ‘met’ across an interview table in a police station.